(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2001)

Document title

Flooding and fragmentation : how physical features structure political conflict over flood control in California's Pajaro Valley

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The Pajaro River on California's Central Coast has flooded repeatedly because its levee system is inadequate. Local efforts to improve that system are caught up in inter-jurisdictional discord between four counties : Santa Cruz, San Benito, Santa Clara, and Monterey. Main disagreement is over how to structure the taxation to fund the levee reconstruction. A. suggests that the political discussion be reframed around ecosystem services, which would encourage upper-basin counties to take responsability for their share of the floodwaters. - (SLD)


Article of periodic

published at : Yearbook - Association of Pacific Coast Geographers / ISSN 0066-9628

Editor : Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, OR - ETATS-UNIS (1935)

Millesime : 2001, vol. 63 [pp. 97-118]

Bibliographic references : 25 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




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